A mother of four, photographer, nature lover. Someone trying to make sense of it all, through photos and stories. 

I try to be free in all senses of the word, so I made the leap and now work with what I love doing; taking pictures, storing this life in moments, both for myself and for clients. My heart is in photographing birth and motherhood, but I take on just about any photography job. 
(See my birth photos at www.birth.no and the rest of my work portfolio at www.mariavatne.no.)

I live on a farm in Norway with my man Nik and my children Ronja, Freja, Falk and Ulv, plus a bunch of animals. We grow our own food as far as the seasons allow it, we don't go to kindergarten, the three youngest ones will be homeschooled.

We govern our own lives, we strive for independence, we want to be in this life wild and free and full of love.

Happy happy, joy joy!

Ahhhh, home alone. Waiting for the best in-laws EVER to come from England/Portugal to visit. Having a bit of wine, spoiling the mutts (dogs), checking on the girls snoring away in their beds. The sweet smell of a clean home, the fire is going, just a complete feeling of harmony.
They're probably landing NOW, or maybe already on their way, a lovely weekend coming up, cousins Freja and Conrad catching up, Ronja the big sis, baking PEPPERKAKER , sledging, our own pre-Christmas Eve, long good conversations, my whole fam over, bonfire, GLØGG, treats, yay!


Nik up a tree, last year. My man!

A grand day out.